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Project Cambodia 2 (2018)

ASIA Metropolitan International School (AMETIS) believes that learning takes place in and outside of the classroom. Its annual outreach programmes are certainly a testimony of this. Over the past four years, the school’s programmes have gone beyond boundaries with Project Cambodia 1 (2015), Project Kerala 1 (2016) and Project Kerala 2 (2017). This year, in keeping with its tradition, AMETIS carried out Project Cambodia 2 (2018) from 4th to 8th July, with the theme of ‘Be the reason someone smiles today!’ A team consisting of 17 learners and five staff members spent two days at schools run by the Volunteer Development for Children’s Association (VDCA) in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The VDCA runs two schools in a rural part of Siem Reap. The VDCA Evening School caters for young people who spend the main part of their day working to supplement their families’ income. These young people attend the evening school where they are taught English, hygiene and are equipped with other skills to improve their standard of living. The Anlung Pi Free School is a regular primary school and nursery for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. This school provides free education and aims to take the children off the streets.

The team from AMETIS conducted activities such as language games, sing along sessions, painting and a hygiene awareness programme. Thanks to generous donations from parents and friends of AMETIS, the team was able to take along 30 boxes consisting of clothes, medicine, books, stationery, toiletries and foodstuff. They also made a cash donation of USD 1200.00 to the VDCA.

Apart from the work at the VDCA schools, the team members also explored the Angkor Wat and other temples, cruised the Tonle Sap lake (the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia) and spent an evening appreciating the Apsara dances. The learners at AMETIS have definitely benefitted from this opportunity and, in doing so, have gained invaluable experience.

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Project Kerala 2016

ASIA Metropolitan International School (AMETIS) places a huge emphasis on developing learners who excel academically, are competent socially and who are global citizens. The school views outreach programmes as an effective way of achieving these goals. The school’s outreach programmes have been conducted locally, and last year in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This year, the AMETIS Team, consisting of 16 learners, 4 staff members and a parent volunteer, carried out their programme in Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan from 5th – 10 July 2016. Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan is a registered charity based in the state of Kerala, India. Through its 5 centres and various community-based projects, the organisation primarily operates to help children at risk: street children and youth, child labourers, child beggars, lost children, children in conflict with the law, abused children, abandoned children, runaways and children from dysfunctional family environments.

The team from AMETIS spent time at one of the centers for boys aged between 11 and 14. They conducted activities such as language games, sing along sessions, painting and colouring. Thanks to generous donations from parents and friends of AMETIS, the team was able to take along gift bags for the children with stationery and foodstuff. They also made a cash donation of INR 80,000 to the organisation.

The learners from AMETIS have definitely benefitted from this opportunity and, in doing so, have gained invaluable experience.

Ipoh Echo link to article : http://www.ipohecho.com.my/v3/article/2016/08/16/ametis-project-kerala-2016

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Ametis’ First Graduation Night 2016

Some highlights from our ‘Night at the Oscar’s. Ametis’ First Graduation Night 2016!!

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Project Cambodia 2015

ASIA Metropolitan International School (AMETIS) places a huge emphasis on charity and outreach programmes. In the previous years, our programmes were mainly based in Ipoh and within the state of Perak. This year, we went beyond boundaries with Project Cambodia 2015. A team consisting of thirteen learners and twelve staff members spent two days at schools run by the Volunteer Development for Children’s Association (VDCA) in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The VDCA runs two schools in a rural part of Siem Reap. The VDCA Evening School caters for young people who spend the main part of their day working to supplement their families’ income. These young people attend the evening school where they are taught English, hygiene and are equipped with other skills to improve their standard of living. The Anlung Pi Free School is a regular primary school and nursery for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. This school provides free education and aims to take the children off the streets.

The team from AMETIS planned and conducted activities such as language games, sing along sessions, painting and a hygiene awareness programme. Thanks to generous donations from parents and friends of AMETIS, we were able to take along 26 boxes consisting of clothes, medicine, computers, books, stationery, toiletries and foodstuff. We also made a cash donation of USD 1000.00 to the VDCA.

AMETIS would like to thank all involved, directly and indirectly, for making this project a huge success. The learners have definitely benefitted from this opportunity and, in doing so, have gained invaluable experience.

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Book Week 2015

2nd-6th March

AMETIS’ First Book Week has been a roaring success! Our weeklong celebration of Literature; from novels to poetry, non-fiction to fiction, recipes to movies has sadly come to an end. We created this week in the hopes of instilling a life-long love of reading in our learners.

Below are some of the fun and exciting activities that took part:

We are Writers
As part of Book Week 2015, our learners are in the process of becoming published authors! In partnership with Scholastic, a leading UK based children’s book publisher, our learners have begun to create a collection of short stories, poems, jokes and ponderings, which will be published and presented, in a bound book. These books will then be available to purchase from the school.

Competitions
We have ran several competitions throughout the week based on famous and well-known children’s classics and literature.
Secondary learners were placed in mixed year groups and given a famous literary figure to investigate. They then presented their findings in Friday’s assembly.

Extreme Reading Competition
‘Extreme Reading’ is simple. Learners took photographs of themselves reading in an EXTREME!!! The purpose of this competition is to show our learners that reading can be enjoyed at any time… ANYWHERE!
Now, by ‘Extreme’, we obviously didn’t mean life threatening or illegal. We meant creative and imaginative. The learners were shown a range of safe examples in class to inspire them and give them ideas.

There were 3 categories:

  • Primary (Real)
  • Secondary (Real)
  • Photoshop

If you head to our photo gallery, you will be able to see all our amazing entries.

Character Costume Day- Friday, 6th March 2015

This was a glorious end to a fantastic week! Learners and teachers dressed up as characters from novels, poems, plays, mangas, graphic novels and comics. The atmosphere was electric as learners and teachers discussed and reviewed their favourite books and characters with each other.

You can see all our fantastic costumes in our photo galley too.

For more information, please visit our Book Week 2015 website:

https://sites.google.com/a/ametis.edu.my/ametis-book-week-2015/home